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Mexican labor officials meet with Congress about worker abuses

Workers in Mexico are facing repression from the Mexican government and corporations, and more and more working people in Mexico are being driven into poverty.

Mexico: New government attacks against electrical workers

The Mexican government under President Felipe Calderon, of the right wing National Action Party, has launched a new attack on the militant Mexican Electrical Workers Union.


750,000 walk off jobs in Britain

Hundreds of thousands of public-sector workers the length and breadth of Britain defied slurs and threats Thursday to mount one of the biggest walkouts since the country's 1926 General Strike.

Indonesian domestic worker is beheaded in Saudi Arabia

Jakarta stopped workers from traveling to Saudi Arabia after the beheading there of a 54-year-old Indonesian migrant worker June 17.


World’s domestic workers win historic victory

The new rules, which must be ratified by at least two countries to come into effect, calls for national governments to ensure that discrimination is ended and that child and forced labor be abolished outright.

50,000 Canadian postal workers locked out

The company cited $100 million in losses the strike has caused and the union's refusal to cooperate in dealing with declining mail volumes.

In South Korea, strike leaders land in court

180 Vietnamese migrant workers building a wharf in Inchon, South Korea, launched one brief strike in July, 2010, and another last January.


Iranians release bus drivers union leader

The leader of the independent bus drivers union in Tehran, Iran, was released on bond from Iranian prisons.


Iraqi youth activists released from detention

The four charged that they had been arrested for participating in demonstrations calling for political reform, ending corruption and providing services to the people.


Labor, rights groups condemn arrests of Iraqi activists

Amnesty International and the International Confederation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers Unions have assailed recent arrests of trade unionists and other Iraqi activists.

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